Mind Your Tweets: The CIA Social Networking Surveillance System by Tom Burghardt

Mind Your Tweets: The CIA Social Networking Surveillance System by Tom Burghardt

Global Research, October 27, 2009
Antifascist Calling... - 2009-10-24

That social networking sites and applications such as Facebook, Twitter and their competitors can facilitate communication and information sharing amongst diverse groups and individuals is by now a cliché.

It should come as no surprise then, that the secret state and the capitalist grifters whom they serve, have zeroed-in on the explosive growth of these technologies. One can be certain however, securocrats aren't tweeting their restaurant preferences or finalizing plans for after work drinks.

No, researchers on both sides of the Atlantic are busy as proverbial bees building a "total information" surveillance system, one that will, so they hope, provide police and security agencies with what they euphemistically call "actionable intelligence."

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Jimmy Wales Creates Wiki Magazine Sites

Three magazine sites were created by the founder of Wikipedia. One's on entertainment, one's on local news, and one's on politics. I link the one on politics, because I think it will be of most interest to this group.

Also, at some point in time, I had thought about creating a wiki site on Wikia to serve the 9/11 Truth Movement. The idea was to have a wiki dedicated to responding to mainstream media hit pieces. We don't have one spokes person, and many views differ, but it may be a good way to get a quality response together to articles we disagree with. That one could be by invite only.

I created one entry. Get an account, and "digg" it up! An opportunity for 9/11 whistleblowers

An new wiki is in the works, and it may be just what 9/11 whistleblowers need. It's called WikiLeaks.

"WikiLeaks is developing an uncensorable version of WikiPedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Our primary targets are highly oppressive regimes in China, Russia, central eurasia, the middle east and sub-saharan Africa, but we also expect to be of assistance to those in the west who wish to reveal unethical behavior in their own governments and corporations. We aim for maximum political impact; this means our interface is identical to Wikipedia and usable by non-technical people. We have received over 1.1 million documents so far. We plan to numerically eclipse the content the english wikipedia with leaked documents.

Open government is strongly correlated to quality of life. Open government answers injustice rather than causing it (plans which cause injustice are revealed and opposed before implementation). Open government exposes, and so corrects, corruption. Historically, the most resilient form of open government is one where leaking and publication is easy. Public leaking, being an act of ethical defection to the majority, is by its nature a democratising force.